Blueroom

Apr 16th, 2010
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Blueroom

Blueroom

Blueroom

Blueroom

Blueroom

Blueroom

Design Blueroom in collaboration with Kadabra Produktdesign and Innovativoli.

“‘Blanke Ark’ is a design-for-all product system for governmental elections, including voting booth, ballot box, signage system and graphic identity.

Democracy gives everyone the right to be heard, but many can encounter difficulties in the voting process. “Blanke Ark” was designed to make the act of voting available and welcoming to everyone, including groups such as wheel-chair users, visually impaired and illiterates. By focusing on these “elite users”, the voting system has been made easier and more accessible to everyone.

Initially the winning entry of the Norwegian States Design Competition 2008, ‘Blanke Ark’ was developed and tested during the Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 2009, and will be launched countrywide in the Local Elections in 2011.”

I’ve wanted to feature this project for quite some time now, but due to lack of large images, it was put on the back burner and subsequently forgotten about. That is, until a week ago, when I finally got round to emailing Line @ Blueroom requesting some nice big images and additional info as the project blurb on their website was a bit sparse on the details. Enjoy!


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5 Comments

  1. Great to see some good images of this project.

    There is a great write up on this project back in September 09 Issue of Monocle.

  2. David

    Glad you like the images Dave. I actually have a couple more that I might upload a bit later. Unfortunately I didn’t buy that issue; but it gives me all the more reason to subscribe so that I can read it online!

  3. Gordon

    Lovely done, love the Orange/White/Gold combo.

    More imagery (might wanna update your post, David):
    http://www.norskdesign.no/visual-communication/blanke-ark-profil-profile-and-signage-scheme-for-polling-stations-article14075-618.html

    Press the thumbnails to the right.

  4. Saw this featured in the Brit Insurance Design of the Year show at the Design Museum, brilliant user-centered approach.

  5. David

    @Gordon Appreciate you sharing the link. Post updated!

    @Adam Agreed. This project sets a fine example for other governments to follow; shame the majority of them haven’t caught on – it seems they’re more interested in the “outcome” than the “process.”

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